As Christmas and the holidays swiftly approach, I’m looking forward to taking some much-needed time off, and with that, I present to you my holiday gear wish list. There were so many great pieces of gear to choose from that I wish I could list them all, but I’ve picked the ones that stood out for me.
One of the most frustrating aspects of making music today is toiling for hours in the studio to make a pristine recording and craft a perfect mix, only to end up selling your music to an audience that mostly listens to compressed audio files through tinny-sounding ear buds.
The gang at Seymour Duncan recently tweeted this posted-in-2012 video. In the video, a guitarist named Sarah Michelle tries out Seymour Duncan's Yngwie Malmsteen YJM Fury STK-S10 pickups, which are installed in her Fender Stevie Ray Vaughan Signature model Strat.
In addition to the already-revered original Full Contact Hardware system, AP International and Babicz are announcing the release of the Z Series system, a more budget-friendly alternative with the same beloved features.
Bigrock Engineering and AP International have announced a new line of finishes for the Power Pins Advanced Acoustic Pin System. Having been available in chrome, black and gold, the line has expanded to include nickel, black nickel, antique silver, antique bronze, satin chrome, satin black and satin gold finishes.
In the professionally shot video below, Brad Paisley discusses and demos his G-bender-equipped Fender Telecaster. In the clip, which was shot at the Nashville Guitar Center, Paisley talks about his choice to install a G-bender, as opposed to the more common B-bender. The G-bender bends the G string up a whole step.